Prosecutors say William “Rick” Singer, the 58-year-old life coach and alleged ringleader of the operation, enlisted USC’s associate athletic director, Donna Heinel, to help fabricate the athletic achievements of prospective teenager from 2014 to 2018, raking in more than $1.3 million in bribe payments. Two former women’s soccer coaches were also allegedly involved. As a result, more than two dozen students were accepted, many under the guise of being student athletes.
Eddie North-Hager, a USC spokesperson, said that money will be funneled into scholarships for underprivileged students.
“We are still working to identify any other donations connected to the scheme,” he said.